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N is for Novel

In November many people took part in NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month — an international challenge in spite of its name. A sizable percentage of the participants will have completed their target 50,000 words and some will go on to … Continue reading

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M is for Market

Now that the hustle and bustle of the London Vet Show is over for another year, if you don’t count the various pieces I have to write or follow-up on from the event, I’m going back to my attempt to … Continue reading

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L is for London

Yes, I know I covered L last time, but I’ve been busy over the past couple of weeks preparing for the London Vet Show. That’s happening on the Thursday and Friday of this week (21st and 22nd November 2013), before … Continue reading

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L is for Lantern

Happy 5th of November! I’ve always preferred Bonfire Night to Halloween (although Diwali has gained a large place in my heart since a former co-worker and I ate all the sweets she’d brought in for our two departments). I grew … Continue reading

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K is for Kite

Visiting Portsmouth International Kite Festival for the first time this year, I was impressed at the sheer variety of kites on display. So I decided to investigate further, beginning with the Kite Society of Great Britain, which has over 3,500 members and … Continue reading

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J is for Jofli

Jofli (Journey of Life) Bear is the brainchild of Suzi O’Neill from Sheffield. A cheery teddy with a denim peaked cap, a red and white checked neckerchief and a backpack (the important part!), he aims to be the perfect travelling companion … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Challenging Myself

I’ve now reached J in my first attempt to blog my way through the alphabet and the challenge is proving trickier than expected. Generally, the week after I post for a particular letter I’ll think of half a dozen other … Continue reading

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I is for Ice Cream

Is ice cream the savior of British dairy farming? Possibly not, but it’s top of my list of the tasty ways in which farmers have adapted and diversified in response to the ever decreasing returns on milk and livestock. Local … Continue reading

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H is for History

As a scientist and a writer, I’m fascinated by history. The past shapes so much of who we are and how we understand the world, and only by knowing how we got to where we are can we hope to … Continue reading

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G is for Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe, that is. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit the Globe twice for performances of Shakespeare’s plays: once a few years ago for Othello and then this year for all three parts of Henry VI in one day. Built … Continue reading

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